Rashed Saif Al Shabi has been appointed Etihad Airways’ general manager for Cyprus. Before working for Etihad Airways, he held various management positions at the Dubai Islamic Bank. Al Shabi joined Etihad Airways in July 2009 as its business development manager and became general manager for the Seychelles in January 2011, playing an instrumental role in developing Etihad Airways’ partnership with Air Seychelles. John Evans has been named the general manager for the Philippines.
ACG Air Cargo Germany GmbH has appointed Michael Schaecher as CEO. Schaecher is a leading aviation executive who has held senior management positions in DHL Global Forwarding and Panalpina.
Dede Aguayo has become the director of business development in the Los Angeles area for MIQ Logistics. Aguayo is responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts. She has worked management and director positions with UPS, BostonCoach, University of La Verne and Brandman University. Robert Sambo is now manager of business development. He is responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts.
CEVA Logistics has appointed Jaap Bruining as head of operations for China. Bruining has eight years of experience with CEVA in the Netherlands and Thailand.
Penske Logistics has named two senior vice presidents. Joe Carlier, who has been with Penske for 17 years, was promoted to senior vice president, global sales. He is a three-time winner of Penske’s highest sales achievement award and a two-time recipient of the company’s field operational excellence award. Jeffrey A. Bullard has been appointed as senior vice president of operations. Bullard, who is new to the company, has 25 years of transportation and logistics experience.
Former Tyson Foods chief financial officer Steve Hankins has joined Global Express Services as its executive vice president, CFO and chief information officer. He was at Tyson Foods for 21 years.
Along with Damco moving its headquarters from Copenhagen, Denmark to The Hague in The Netherlands, the company has also brought changes in management. Steffen Schiottz-Christensen has become CEO for Damco’s Africa and Middle East region. He succeeds Nils Havsager, who is now global COO. Havsager succeeds Peter Kjaer Jensen. Kjaer Jensen has been named global chief transformation officer. Karsten Breum has taken over as CEO for Damco’s Asia Pacific region. Marco Mingolla has taken over Breum’s former position as global head of human resources.
LUG aircargo handling has nominated Nina Hampel as manager key accounts, sales and business development. She succeeds Patrik Tschirch when Tschirch and Lutz Schmidt became co-managing directors of LUG. Tschirch is now speaker of the board, CCO and COO. Schmidt is responsible for finance and controlling, contracts and real estate management. Managing director and COO Wolfgang Korte will retire after 12 years on March 31. He will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until his retirement.
IAG Cargo has announced the appointment of two new regional commercial managers to drive growth in Latin America (LATAM) and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Rodrigo Casal has been appointed vice president LATAM. Tony Snell is now regional commercial manager in MEA.
Jeffrey N. Shane has been named the general counsel of the International Air Transport Association. Before joining IATA, Shane was a partner at the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP and was appointed by then President George W. Bush to serve as the United States undersecretary of transportation for policy in the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Airborne Global Solutions, Inc. has hired two business executives to work with its customers overseas. Roy Linkner was hired as senior director of business development for Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Xiao Quan (Jack) Zhen is now director of business development for China.
Swissport International announced a management reorganization effective Jan. 1. Joe Phelan is now executive vice president and is responsible for ground handling and cargo in North America and Asia. Juan José Andrés Alvez will become responsible for ground handling for Europe and Africa, as well as for ground handling and cargo for Latin America and Brazil. John Batten, executive vice president of Global Cargo, continues to be responsible for the cargo division on a global basis. The Ground Handling Division Central Europe remains under the leadership of Philipp Joeinig. Amy Milligan has joined Worldwide Express, a Dallas-based package and freight-shipping firm, as vice president, marketing and business analytics. She was formerly the director of account management & operations at Covalent Media Lab.
Randall Boeller is the new vice president of global logistics at AIRDEX. His responsibilities will be focus on the global growth of AIRDEX products and applications in the high-tech, medical products and pharmaceuticals markets. He will also be a key member of the AIRDEX Innovation Team focusing on new logistics and packaging solutions for AIRDEX clients. He has had a long career in the high-tech packaging, engineering and development sectors and recently retired from Hewlett Packard.
Ivonne Buchhalter has joined OAG Aviation as Latin America sales manager. She was previously with OAG and returns after working in the hospitality industry.
Landstar System, a provider of integrated supply chain services, has named Derrick Dantzler, Connie Kortus and Lorry Herron Employees of the Year for 2012. They were chosen as the best of the best among the 36 Employees of the Month selected during 2012 from Landstar’s service centers in Jacksonville, Fla., Rockford, Ill., and Southfield, Mich.
Logistics firm C.H. Robinson has named Angie Freeman as vice president of human resources. Freeman, an employee at the company since 1998, will oversee the global human resources function. She previously was vice president for investor relations and public affairs. The company also named Tim Gagnon as director of investor relations and analytics. C.H. Robinson also announced that Jim Butts, senior vice president, retired at the end of the year after 34 years with the company.
The Airbus Corporate Foundation appointed Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO, as its new chairman of the board, succeeding Tom Enders, CEO of EADS, who headed the foundation since its creation in 2008 and who has been appointed Honorary Chairman of the Foundation.
Quality Distribution appointed Annette M. Sandberg as a director. She has more than 20 years of professional public safety and law enforcement experience in federal and state government.
COO Ivo Aris will leave Rhenus Logistics July 1 because of “an irreconcilable difference of opinion about future business operations.” Aris has worked with the company for nearly 16 years.